Daryl McKenzie Big Band

Daryl McKenzie Big Band

06oct7:00 pmDaryl McKenzie Big Band

Event Details

7.30PM // The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra ft. Josh Kyle


The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra began in the early 80’s under the direction of Graeme Lyall and after a number of name changes, Daryl McKenzie has directed the band, which have been critically acclaimed for their superb musicianship and polished professionalism.

During the 90’s as the house band for the Nine Network’s “Hey Hey It’s Saturday”, Daryl’s band performed with international artists such as Tom Jones, Joe Cocker, Barry Manilow, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, BB King and Randy Crawford; as well as Australian artists such as Tina Arena, Human Nature, Tommy Emmanuel and James Morrison. The band has toured internationally to the USA and Malaysia and also performed to large concert audiences in Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Sydney, Gold Coast and was featured at the North Queensland Jazz Festival in Mackay, Jazz in the Vineyards at the Morning Star Estate, The Melbourne International Brass Festival (with Bill Watrous) and the Castlemaine State Festival. The DMJO has also been recorded on the soundtracks of several movies such as “Bran Nue Dae”, “Death Defying Acts”, “The Wogboy”, “Two Hands”, “Love and Other Catastrophes”and “Bootmen”.

To date, the DMJO has recorded four critically acclaimed CD’s, the most recent receiving an Australian Jazz Bell Award nomination. The band recently finished a 15 year residency at The Apartment Bar and Restaurant performing with artists including Darren Percival, Grace Knight, Kate Ceberano, Wilbur Wilde, Rhonda Burchmore, Nina Ferro, Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Olivia Chindamo, Jacqui Cooper, John Morrison, Tim Davies, and Fem Belling.

The DMJO is excited to continue the tradition on Monday nights at The Paris Cat Jazz Club and are planning their fifth CD recording in 2017.

Line Up details:
Daryl McKenzie – Musical Director/Trombone
Lachlan Davidson – Alto Sax
Angela Davis -Alto Sax
Mirko Guerrini – Tenor Sax
Niels Rosendahl – Tenor Sax
Stuart Byrne -Bari Sax
Michael Fraser -Lead Trumpet
Paddy McMullin – Trumpet
Mat Jodrell – Trumpet
Danny Madden -Trumpet
Ian Bell – Trombone
Roger Schmidli – Trombone
Joe O’Callaghan – Bass Trombone
John Turcio – Piano
Jack Pantazis – Guitar
Kim May – Bass
Darryn Farrugia – Drums
Phil Binotto – Percussion
Guest vocalist each month…💫 🌟  This month Josh Kyle!!

Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/dmck-1/sets/return-journey

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOUx84h4tFE

Genre – Jazz Big Band
Performance Room – Parisian Loft



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Paris Cat

6 Goldie Place, Melbourne